80 Farmers Information and Technology Service (FITS) centers in the Philippines will get connected under the ‘K-AgriNet’ programme, which is for the maintenance and updating of databases and knowledge networks etc.
50% is the e-Governance readiness index of UAE according to the United Nations Department of Economic & Social Affairs (UNDESA) e-Governance readiness report. United States is leading the index with 91%.
799 million US$ is allocated by Saudi Arabia to set up infrastructure facilities required for providing 150 e-Government services within the next five years. This is aimed at enabling government agencies to use electronic communications to extend their services to the public and private sector.
78% of the government websites did not deliver online services in their first effort in a three-year project dedicated to e- Government, according to the Brown University researchers. They studied 1,813 government websites and found that only 2% delivered more than three services and large numbers had no privacy policies.
3.7 billion US$ tax cut for depreciation of investments has been announced by the Australian Government in its 11th budget. This would give opportunity to investors for more investment, and to support technology companies.
600,000 villages will be connected in India under ‘e-Bharat’ initiative in a bid to bridge digital divide. The initiative is one of the most aggressive and comprehensive e-governance initiatives being planned by any country in the world.
75 million Americans (37% of the adult population and 61% online Americans) used Internet to get news, discuss candidates in emails, and participate directly in the political process, making Internet as a key force in politics in America in 2004.
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